Letting Go and Letting Life August 10, 2015 – Posted in: Confidence – Tags: , , , , , , , , , ,

One of the best things I’ve been taught to do in recent years is to ‘let go and let life do its thing’. However, truly letting go is also one of the hardest things to achieve – it takes practice and persistence.

Someone I know struggled for years in a miserable relationship. She put up, shut up, tried to manipulate and control, cried, shouted, tried to chill out, tried to distract herself with other flirtations, got busy, overate and did more crying & shouting before finally realising this was a toxic relationship that she needed to let go of. She was terrified of life alone, of living with the awfulness of loving someone she couldn’t ‘have’ and of losing, admitting defeat.

But, in the end she knew she had to let go or go under.

Today, she is totally free of that relationship and the attendant toxicity. She is free to be herself, to love again, to love without controlling or manipulating, to love herself.

How? Because she let go and allowed life to teach her how to be happy alone in her own skin, in her own life. Life also taught her where she’d gone wrong in the past and how she might do things differently in the future.

Today she finds letting go a little easier because she’s had lots of practice. Today she has peace. I know because that someone is me…

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